ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday that 78 Syrians were sent to Germany as part of a disputed EU-Turkey deal that aims to shut down the main route used by more than a million people fleeing war and poverty.

Two Syrians were deported back to Turkey among the dozens of mostly Pakistani migrants who arrived on Monday from the Greek island of Lesbos to Turkish Aegean town of Dikili, Davutoglu said in a speech to parliament.